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3 education sales taxes helped schools grow

Schools were bursting at the seams in 1997 when Hall County voters said "yes" to the first sales tax to fund education.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Free class offers financial lessons for women

Shannon Furnas recently checked her personal credit report and looked over the itemized list of bank loans and credit cards dating back 28 years.

March 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lawmaker trying to make tuition ‘part of the equation’

One lawmaker is so against tuition hikes that he hopes to change the Georgia Constitution to limit future tuition increases.

March 01, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Buford woman wins Lanier Tech’s highest student honor

Amanda Berry views her college journey as "doing the impossible." And she knows other students feel the same way when they embark on their own paths.

March 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials urge residents to prepare for tornado season

Tornado season is here, and Gainesville emergency officials say they're ready to tackle any threatening weather.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville council wants bridge to Brenau

Once economic conditions improve, Gainesville City Council members may look for a way to connect downtown to Brenau University.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville police make arrest in child porn case

The Gainesville Police Department has charged a 25-year-old man from Cumming with possession of child pornography.

March 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia House OKs bill to overhaul HOPE

Gov. Nathan Deal's HOPE scholarship changes passed the House today, just a week after House Bill 326 was filed.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Warm weather brings with it new records of pollen

Shannon Allegood started Monday off with a quick trip to the roof of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, not for the brisk air or the view, but to take some measurements.

February 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Strong storm downs trees, hits area with power outages

Nearly 4,000 Hall County homes lost power Monday as a severe storm swept through the area, knocking down trees and causing scattered damage, officials said.

February 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deal appoints Hall County man to firefighters board

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Kerry Jackson Cook of Chestnut Mountain to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund.

February 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Theater group wants more time on downtown lease

A South Hall community theater group doesn't want the curtain to fall yet on its $1-per-month lease.

February 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street group 51 names shy of goal

Several Gainesville residents are close to their goal of preserving the community aspect of the Fair Street and Newtown areas.

February 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Hall school board OKs new custom courses at Riverbend

Hall County parents who want more accelerated learning options for their children won't have to wait long.

February 28, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Gas leaks still worrying Church Street Manor residents

About a third of residents at Church Street Manor, a subsidized affordable housing complex in Gainesville, were evacuated once again Wednesday night after reports of ...

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Body found in lake near Gainesville Marina

The body of a white man in his 60s has been recovered from Lake Lanier at Gainesville Marina off Dawsonville Highway, according to the Hall ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


HealthSmart Expo to emphasize value of movement

The 10th annual HealthSmart Expo, sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will emphasize getting up, moving, walking and running, Kit Dunlap, president of ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State patrol releases report on Chestatee track and cross country coach incident

Georgia State Patrol has released more details on the incident involving injuries to a Chestatee High School track and cross country coach.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trial underway in Gainesville fake doctor/sexual battery case

A 21-year-old man testified Wednesday that he was approached about moving furniture and asked questions for a medical survey before unwanted sexual advances.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Forest Service to hold community conversations in Gainesville, Dahlonega, Buford

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a series of community conversations, including meetings in Gainesville, Buford and Dahlonega, to address conservation challenges in the ...

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota plans annual Walk to School Day

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will observe its 12th Walk to School Day on Wednesday, joining students from all 50 states and several other countries in ...

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


More Latinos register to vote in Hall County

Hall County continues to see a surge of new Latino voters as the Oct. 11 registration deadline for this fall's elections draws near.

September 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


This weekend is tax-free weekend for certain energy-saving products

Georgia is holding a tax-free weekend on energy-saving products with WaterSense or ENERGY STAR labels from Friday through Sunday.

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual downtown event to benefit childhood tumor research

The Owenby family wants to provide Gainesville residents with a fun night out while raising funds for children's tumor research.

September 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




New retail, hotel, high-rise tower planned in Mall of Georgia area

The already commercially crowded Mall of Georgia area near Buford is poised to get a lot busier over the next few years.

September 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Racing knowledge translates to road cars, Corvette Racing manager says

Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing, talked like an evangelist for endurance racing Tuesday evening at Lanier Technical College's motorsports vehicle technology class.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall sheriff pens letter in support of state law officer pay raises

Going against the "skepticism" of other law enforcement leaders, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch expressed his support Tuesday for the state law enforcement officer pay ...

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man acquitted of Lanier Islands shooting, but convicted on gun charge

A jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Decatur man claiming self-defense in a shooting last year at a Lanier Islands lake house birthday ...

September 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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